After many years of campaigning, plans to reopen a station for the Langport and Somerton area on the London Paddington to Penzance railway line have taken a real step forward with a £50,000 grant from the Department for Transport. Langport Transport Group submitted a bid to the Restoring Your Railway fund and was chosen as one of only 15 successful bids from over 50 applications throughout the UK. A full feasibility study will now be conducted by professional contractors with the intention of providing a business case to take forward the reopening of a railway station in the Langport and Somerton area. The new station will provide rail connectivity to Taunton, Castle Cary, Bristol, Exeter, Bath and London.
The Langport Transport Group is inviting local people to participate in strengthening the business case for a new station by completing the short survey below. Please do encourage people to complete the survey - it is strictly non-political and submissions will be confidential - the data will not be shared with any parties apart from David Warburton MP and the Langport Transport Group. As our local MP David Warburton is sponsoring our bid and is hosting this survey - however, data from this survey will not be used for political campaigning.